[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 24 (Wednesday, February 13, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E177]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                             HON. PAUL RYAN

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 13, 2008

  Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Madam Speaker, I was absent for legislative 
business conducted on February 12, 2008, due to inclement weather. As a 
result, I missed rollcall votes 43-45.
  Had I been present, I would have voted: ``aye'' on rollcall vote 43--
H. Res. 954, honoring the life of senior Border Patrol agent Luis A. 
Aguilar who lost his life in the line of duty near Yuma, Arizona, on 
January 19, 2008; ``aye'' on rollcall vote 44--H. Res. 909, 
commemorating the courage of the Haitian soldiers that fought for 
American independence in the ``Siege of Savannah'' and for Haiti's 
independence and renunciation of slavery; and ``aye'' on rollcall vote 
45--H. Con. Res. 238, celebrating the birth of Abraham Lincoln and 
recognizing the prominence the Declaration of Independence played in 
the development of Abraham Lincoln's beliefs.